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Outage Performance of Opportunistic Amplify-and-Forward Relaying over Asymmetric Fading Environments

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This letter analyzes the outage probability of opportunistic amplify-and-forward relaying over asymmetric and independent but non-identically distributed (i.n.d) fading environments. The work investigates the scenarios where cooperative nodes are located at different geographical locations. As a result, the different signals are affected by different i.n.d fading channels, one may undergo Rician fading distribution and others may undergo Rayleigh fading distribution. In this letter, a lower bound of the outage probability for various asymmetric fading environments is derived at high SNR by applying the initial value theorem. The analytical model is validated through Monte-Carlo simulation results.

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S. Majhi, Y. Nasser and J. Helard, "Outage Performance of Opportunistic Amplify-and-Forward Relaying over Asymmetric Fading Environments," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2010, pp. 430-433. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2010.35056.

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